Programs and Projects

Numerous programs and projects address invasive mussels throughout North America. Our Map Explorer tool provides more information about both ongoing and completed programs and is updated periodically to reflect new research. To add a program or project to our Map Explorer, please use our project submission form.

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Project Title Agency Project Types Project Location
Environmental DNA Mapping of Zebra Mussel Populations U.S. Geological Survey Monitoring/ Sampling Minnesota
Lake Zorinsky Zebra Mussel Eradication/Control Project U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Papio-Missouri River Natural Resource District Response Nebraska
Glenn Cunningham Lake Zebra Mussel Response Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Response Nebraska
Offut Lake Zebra Mussel Response Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Offutt Air Force Base Control Nebraska
Lake George Zebra Mussel Monitoring Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Monitoring/ Sampling, Response New York
Zebra Mussel Control Method Research Program U.S. Geological Survey Biology, Control Wisconsin
Dreissenid Mussel Control Demonstration Project Invasive Mussel Collaborative Control Michigan
Safeguarding the West from Invasive Species U.S. Department of the Interior Control, Monitoring/ Sampling, Outreach, Prevention, Response Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma , Kansas, Texas, North Dakota , South Dakota, Nebraska
Watercraft Inspections and Decontamination in the West Pacific State Marine Fisheries Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bonneville Power Administration Outreach, Prevention Washington, Oregeon , California, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota
Relationship Between Dressenid Mussel Infestations and Microcystis Blooms National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Biology Ohio, Michigan
Cyanobacteria Impacts on Invertebrates and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Great Lakes U.S. Geological Survey Biology Ohio , Michigan
Cyanobacteria Impact on Quagga Mussel Reproduction Wayne State University Biology Michigan
Michigan Pilot Project – Lake Erie Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Control Michigan
Manual Removal of Invasive Mussels in Lake Michigan National Park Service, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Control, Monitoring/ Sampling Michigan
Lake Piru Quagga Mussel Monitoring and Control Plan United Water Conservation District Control, Monitoring/ Sampling California
Michigan State University Mobile Boat Wash Program Michigan State University Outreach, Prevention Michigan
Lake George Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Plan and Boat Inspection Program Lake George Park Commission Outreach, Prevention New York
New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program New York Sea Grant Outreach, Prevention New York
Lake Champlain Boat Steward Program New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission Outreach, Prevention New York, Quebec, Vermont
Field Prevention Protocols in Minnesota Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Outreach, Prevention Minnesota
Using Potash to Control Mussels in Irrigation Pipelines Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Control, Monitoring/ Sampling Alberta
Leamington Area Drip Irrigation Incorporated System Treatment Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Control Ontario
Millbrook Quarry Zebra Mussel Eradication Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Control, Monitoring/ Sampling, Response Virginia
Lake Waco Outreach and Response Plan Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Control, Monitoring/ Sampling, Response Texas
Minnesota Pilot Project – Lake Marion Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Control Minnesota
Minnesota Pilot Project – Lake Minnewashta Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Control Minnesota
Minnesota Pilot Project – Ruth Lake Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Control Minnesota
Minnesota Pilot Project – Christmas Lake Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Control Minnesota
Minnesota Pilot Project – Lake Independence Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Control Minnesota
Minnesota Pilot Project – Rose Lake Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Control Minnesota
Minnesota Pilot Project – Lake Irene Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Control Minnesota
Minnesota Pilot Project – Lake Zumbro Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Control Minnesota
Zebra Mussel Control in Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba Manitoba Office of Sustainable Development; ASI Group Ltd Response Manitoba
Estimating Economic Impact of Invasive Mussel Establishment in the Northwestern United States Northwest Power and Conservation Council Socio-Economic Impacts Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington
Utah “STD” of the Sea Outreach Program Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Outreach, Prevention Utah
Eradication of Zebra Mussel Populations in Lake George, NY, through SCUBA Removal Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Darrin Fresh Water Institute Response New York
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Boat, Gear, and Equipment Decontamination and Disinfection Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Prevention Wisconsin
Great Lakes Mussel Watch Program National Oceanic and Atmosperic Administration Monitoring/ Sampling Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania
Furthering Restoration Via A New Approach To Invasive Mussel Control Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council; Marrone Bio Innovations Control Michigan